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UPDATE: OPD make arrest in connection to disturbance near Holy Cross Church and School Friday

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Posted at 10:03 AM, May 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-27 19:16:17-04

UPDATE 6:13 p.m.

According to the Omaha Police Department, there was a disturbance near 45th and Woolworth Streets on Friday morning in the area of Holy Cross Church and School.

According to an e-mail from a Public Information Officer with Omaha Police Department, "The suspect in the incident had been going door to door with a chainsaw in an attempt to 'make money.' A homeowner confronted him and an argument ensued with the suspect threatening the homeowner and the homeowner then chasing after the suspect."

When confronted, police say the man dropped the chainsaw and ran. He was tackled near Holy Cross Church and School.

Officers allegedly found drug pipes on the suspect.

"The suspect was attempting to enter Holy Cross just to get away from the citizen who was chasing him, with no intent to enter Holy Cross and cause harm to anyone inside," said Omaha Police Officer Chris Gordon in an email.

The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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